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    If you would like to know more about Youthwatch,
    please email-
    Healthwatch Newcastle
    info@healthwatchnewcastle.org.uk or
    Text 07551052751 or Freephone 0808 801 0382
    Healthwatch Gateshead
    info@healthwatchgateshead.co.uk or
    Text 07498503497 or Freephone 0800 038 5116
  2. Report -

    This survey was developed by Healthwatch Gateshead to help Gateshead Council understand the experiences of care givers (unpaid carers) as we come out of the Covid 19 pandemic.
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    Healthwatch Gateshead and Healthwatch Newcastle would like to understand:

    The impact of the cost of living on your physical, mental, and social health.

    Changes to your health and social care due to the cost of living.

    The impact of the cost of living on your interaction with health and social care services.
  4. Report -

    Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into
    NHS Dentistry Submission
  5. Report -

    Minutes of the committee meeting held on 18/04/2023
  6. News -

    Engagement Officer Jay Conlon Uses Personal Experience to Champion LGBTQ+ Health and social care Issues.
  7. Report -

    Read our latest annual report and all that we have done through the year as your local Healthwatch.
  8. News -

    We are delighted to announce that the time has come for our much-anticipated Annual Joint Meeting, and we cordially invite you to join us for this significant event. This gathering serves as a valuable platform to strengthen our collaboration, share insights, and align our efforts for continued success.
  9. Report -

    This policy applies to all relevant decisions made by Tell Us North, Healthwatch Newcastle and Healthwatch Gateshead.
  10. News -

    Read all our Monthly Newsletters for 2023 , stay up to date with activities of your local Healthwatch.
  11. News -

    - By Healthwatch England

    New research conducted in 2023, reveals a concerning lack of public confidence when it comes to accessing critical NHS services in England. Approximately one-third of adults in England express doubts about their ability to receive timely healthcare, including services such as GP appointments, mental health support, and hospital care.
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    Celebrating Success: A Heartfelt Thank You for Making Our Annual Joint Meeting a Triumph!
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    Don't miss our upcoming Online Forum featuring "Barnardo's Young Dads Service." This dedicated program offers vital support and guidance to young fathers navigating parenthood's challenges. Join us for this enriching discussion. Save the date and be part of the conversation!
  14. Advice and Information -

    With more than thirty recognised symptoms of menopause and growing awareness of the impact on day-to-day life, it can help to know what to look out for and what support is available.
  15. Report -

    Read our minutes from the Healthwatch Gateshead Committee Meeting
  16. Advice and Information -

    Do you struggle to speak to your doctor about your medical concerns? You’re not alone. Take a look at our top tips to make the most of your GP appointment.
  17. News -

    Healthwatch Gateshead proudly announces the appointment of Afsana Begum as their dynamic new Research and Engagement Manager. Armed with an impressive degree in Public Health, Afsana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will further invigorate the organisations' commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals accessing health and social care services in Newcastle and Gateshead.
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    In a groundbreaking revelation, the latest report from Diabetes UK has sent shockwaves through the nation's healthcare landscape. The number of people living with diabetes in the UK has surpassed the 5 million mark for the first time, marking a significant milestone that demands our attention. This unprecedented figure not only highlights the scale of the diabetes epidemic but also underscores the urgent need for awareness, education, and proactive measures to tackle this growing public health challenge.
  19. Advice and Information -

    The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide National Health Service (NHS) or adult social care.
  20. Advice and Information -

    Do you struggle to speak to your doctor about your medical concerns? You’re not alone. Take a look at our top tips to make the most out of your GP appointment.
  21. Advice and Information -

    Five things you should expect from home care, domiciliary care or help in the home.
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    How can I get the most out of my next visit to the dentist? Take a look at our tips to help you prepare for your appointment and make sure you understand your treatment and how much it will cost.
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